It has been a sad week about the Bluebird household, one that has been filled with heavy hearts and more than a few tears.
You see, this little guy - a part of our lives and days and minutes for the past thirteen years - gave in to chronic kidney disease and we had to say goodbye.
Lover of naps in the sun, and
photo bomber extraordinaire!
Although we miss him dearly, we know he is resting comfortably and out of the pain he had been suffering. Still, it was hard to let him go. My favorite photo of him. Just look at that sweet face! He brought so much joy and smiles into our lives, and we will forever be blessed by that.
I leave you with a poem a friend had given me many years ago when one of our cats had passed away. The words and sentiment are so comforting at this time of difficult decisions.
When the Time Comes
If it should be that I grow
frail and weak,
And pain should keep me
from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done?
For this - the last battle - can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship
must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years.
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes,
please, let me go.
Take me to where
my needs will tend,
Only, stay with me 'til the end,
and hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree,
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering
I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close - we two -
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
2/25/2001 - 4/15/2015